Cit Ends Water Fluoridation Saving Them One Million Dollars
Categories: On The Water
After five decades, Dallas considered stopping the practice that has been implemented to counter tooth decay, a practice that since has shown to be inefficient and to cause more harm than good.
Economic factors, rather than public health concerns may, or may not have played the primary role. Fluoridation opponents reportedly claimed that the city would save about $1 million a year that is spent on the industrial chemical.
Dallas City Council Member Sheffie Kadane said he discussed ending fluoridation with City Manager A.C. Gonzalez, reported NBC5, citing Kadane as saying:
“We don’t need it and we’d just save a million dollars that we can use for something else. … We’re looking into seeing what we can do immediately so we can get those funds up front now.”
Kadane was backed by Council members Scott Griggs and Jennifer Staubach Gates. Anti-fluoridation activist Regina Imburgia said:
“Yeah. … This is major big. I knew we would prevail. It only makes sense. We’re spending too much money on an ineffective program”.
She added, that she is more concerned about the possible health impact of drinking fluoridated water and that toothpaste with fluoride is a better way to fight tooth decay. Comments by city officials, for their part, dealt with potential savings rather than health issues.
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